Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike on Tuesday met with hundreds of street traders at Rumuodomanya, Rumuokoro and Okoronuodo communities of Obio/Akpor Local Government Area, with the pledge that he will build new markets to relocate them.
Governor Wike pledged that the action is for the safety of the traders because they are exposed to danger as they trade on the busy expressway.
He said: "I am here to personally talk to you because I know the level of support I got from the markets during the last elections. Therefore, all my actions are geared towards improving the environment where you do business.
"I know that you are on the road to seek your daily upkeep. But it should not be at the expense of other road users and your own wellbeing."
The governor stated that the street traders along Rumuodomanya Road will be moved to a location provided by the community. He said the new market will be ready in two months.
The governor informed that the area where the street traders cluster will be fenced off for the easy flow of traffic. He added that the former location for street trading will also be beautified.
At Rumuokoro and Okoronuodo, the governor also promised to construct markets at locations provided by the two communities.
He called on the traders to continue to support his administration, pointing out that he will always protect their interest.
The governor also visited the motor park at Rumuokoro, which has been taken over by the State Government.
Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor, Electronic Media.
19th July, 2016.
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